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    September 13, 2012
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say that a group is the suspect now. >> moving two war ships to the libyan coast. that was a mistake based on the u.s. embassy. lobbying the embassy. >> tendency to shoot first, aim later and as president, he can't do that. >> outside los angeles, bank robbery suspects made it rain all over the streets. >> coming out the window. iphone 5 has arrived. it has a faster processor and
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qui quicker data speed. >> baby panda at the san diego zoo. look at that face. after six weeks, he is starting to open his eyes. >> i think you better go. he has that look, doesn't he? your wife just had a baby. >> please button that shirt. it's disgusting. >> so stupid at this point he needs a spotter to place -- >> president obama personally copy edited bill clinton's speech last week from the dnc in charlotte. >> biggest change was that obama had clinton use the phrase americans instead of all you had clinton use the phrase americans instead of all you fine honeys. captioning funded by cbs welcome to cbs "this morning." violent american protests violent american protests have spread two days after the american aambassador to libya and three of his staff were killed. this morning, target is the american interests in yemen
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capital. weapons in the air chanting death to america stormed the embassy compound. yemeni officials in the u.s. say no casualties have been reported. >> meanwhile, protests are escalating today in other cities at the u.s. embassy in cairo. egyptian police are using tear gas to drive away demonstrators. holly williams is in cairo. holly, good morning. >> good morning. while some of the protests here, protesters here in cairo, chi hoe seemed to have stayed on the streets all night. the egyptian riot police have now succeeded in pushing them back several hundred yards from the u.s. embassy but say no sign of leading. we're now hearing another live scale demonstration is being planned for tomorrow. >> these demonstrations were sparked by a film many muslims found offensive. in cairo, protests have turned into running street battles,
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young men throwing stones, fighting egyptian riot police who targeted them with tear gas. two nights ago, they've failed to stop protesters from breaking into the u.s. embassy and tearing down the american flag. today, the egyptian president vowed to protect foreign embassies, but he also crit sighed those who insult the prophet muhammad, a reference to the video that's caused so much anger. and now the outrage is spreading. to the american embassy in yemen and also to tunisia. protesters have gathered outside the u.s. embassy, waving the black flag by islamic militants. in the last few hours, president obama telephoned the egyptian president. a statement from the white house said that he stressed the need for the egyptian authorities to help protect american diplomatic facilities and personnel. charlie, norah?
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>> holly williams, thank you. two american war ships and elite unit of marines are on their way to libya this morning. investigators are already there, looking for people who killed the four americans. in benghazi, libya, where he visited the ruins of the american consulate. charlie, what did you see? >> reporter: norah, ruins is a good way to describe it. the place has been decimated. every single building, every single room has been torched. everything inside it has been smashed to pieces or taken out. really there would have been no place to hide in that compound. when you talk to libyans here, you hear the same thing. everybody is heartbroken. they're saddened. they're shocked by what's happened. they say that they're ashamed of what's happened. they say the ambassador was a personal friend to the libyans, here to show that there was a stable future for libya, ironically. and they held a pro-american rally last night here in benghazi to reinforce those
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sentiments. even days after this event, there is a sense of shock, of anger at those behind it. and the investigation now continues to find out who was behind these killings. the libyans tell me this was directed by al qaeda. this could not have come out of anger from the libyan people. >> charlie, will we see a coordination between the fbi and american officials who are coming and the libyan security officials in benghazi? >> reporter: from what we understand from libyan officials we've spoken to, that investigation is already under way. although, interestingly, we didn't see any investigators aat the compound, but yet they are spreading throughout the ben z gazi area. it was a rally, anti-american protest, but largely peaceful. what happened after that seems to have been guided and it
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wasn't out of anger. this wasn't an anti-american protest that exploded. this seemed to be an attack on the u.s. consulate. >> thank you very much, senior correspondent, john miller, along with chief correspondent lara logan. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do we know about the people behind the attack in benghazi? >> not much. we're in a critical stage of attribution, which is how do we figure out who it was if it wasn't a spontaneous mob? the people who showed up after the demonstrators with the guns, it was much more likely it was an organized group. two key suspects, a group involved in these kinds of things before. they took an unusual step yesterday of holding a press conference not to condemn the attacks but to deny their involvement. and named after the blind sheikh
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in prison for the bombing of the first world trade center, an al qaeda aaffiliate. they have been behind two similar attacks against the british consulate, rocket-propelled grenades. they're sorting through where will the human intelligence, physical evidence on the ground and intelligence they picked up out of the air take them. >> lara, what would you add to your own knowledge of the area and these people that john just identified? >> well, you know, charlie, it's interesting. from a legal point of view, it's critical for us to identify the fbi, busy trying to gather evidence now so that people can be prosecuted and held accountable in the way that americans recognize through the legal system. but if you talk to intelligence officials, what they're far more interested in at this point is looking at it from a strategic point of view, from an intelligence point of view. they say the other side doesn't do business that way. we can put a label on this group
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and a little on that group and it's critical in many ways. what's also important is to look at the ideology that's fueling them. because that's the same. it's the same all over the world. with every group that's al qaeda or al qaeda affiliated, afghanistan or the brigade. if they're driven by a belief that the united states is engaged in a war with islam and that the west is against islam. it's something that western politicians don't like to talk about and don't like to address. but it's what fuels the anger and the rage. and they're able to exploit that very easily, as was evidenced in libya. and that ideology is what is dangerous. so although one particular group may have been involved in planning the attack, the ideology fueling that kind of attack has come from a different place. and it's all over the world. it's a global threat. and some intelligence officials say it's not being dealt with aadequately. >> lara, that's an interesting piece in "the wall street
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journal" this morning about the ultra conservative islamist group that is a target of u.s. and libyan inquiries, the worry about this threatening the arab spring. how does this change u.s. policy in the middle east, since we've got protests in libya, egypt and now yemen this morning? >> u.s. policy in the middle east has been something of a roll of the dice since the arab spring began. it's been very clear to u.s. officials they're not in control of what's happening on the ground. and it's very unclear who is exactly in control. this is evidence in syria where there has been deep infiltration of the resistance there by islamic groups. it's clear in libya that there has been some infiltration. not to the degree of syria, but this is something that the u.s. just has to deal with. they don't have a choice in this. these fires were started, started burning across the middle east. they've brought some governments to -- burned them to the ground already. we really have no idea what --
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>> let me come back to what people are worried about today, what happened in yemen, for both you and john. what we are see iing happening the ground, that this will spread, what's the likelihood? >> it's something that every u.s. embassy across the middle east and countries everywhere, people must be very, very afraid. what's going to happen in afghanistan after friday prayers? there's a real danger here, john. i'm sure that you agree, one thing that sparks anger and rage across the islamic streets is any perceived insult against the prophet muhammad and their religion. there's nothing that brings muslims on to the street in more anger and rage than that. not even a suicide bombing inside a mosque brings people out this way. >> thank you, john. thank you, lara. chris stevens was the first american ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979. benghazi, one of the last people to speak with stevens. he described an ominous phone
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call an hour before stevens died. >> as i say, i had been speak ing with him about 9:00 for arrangements for him to come to benghazi medical center the next morning. he had referred me to his security detail, regional security officer or another one of his detail. something was happening and he told me very curtally that understandably he was very concerned. he hung up the phone. >> there are always risks for americans serving overseas. as lee cowan reports, stevens believed the mission was worth it. >> reporter: libyan rebels were looking for a friend. in their fight against moammar gadhafi. they didn't have to look far to find a friend in chris stevens. instead of watching the country fight its bloody revolution, stevens boarded a cargo ship and
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returned to help. >> with characteristic skill, courage and resolve, he built partnerships with libyan revolutionaries and helped them as they planned to build a new libya sflr as much an architect as he was a cheerleader, quickly confirmed as ambassador, he couldn't contain his excitement. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: he made a video sbrousing himself to libya, but most of benghazi knew already who he was. >> i'm excited to return to l libya to continue the work we've started. >> reporter: but in the same city came his end four months later. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life, trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: stevens grew up in northern california. but the foreign world always beckoned. after law school, it was the peace corps, then the diplomatic corps, serving in places like riyad and jerusalem.
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his cultural wisdom was well respected back in washington, both as an idealist and a realist. >> chris stevens was not unaware of the danger that he faced. he was privy to intelligence information and others. but he went forward and did his job with a smile, love of his country and love of the country where he was serving. >> his family knew the risks, too. steven mcdonald with his a close college friend. >> just remember his mom saying, why are you going over there anyway? and he said, well, mother, to help the libyan people and to represent united states interests in this country. >> such a waste. >> diplomats by their very nature are unsung, serving far from home in sometimes remote and hostile outlets. the average american rarely
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knows their names. we know one now, and a nation mourns. for "cbs this morning," i'm lee cowan in los angeles. now these anti-american protests have triggered a sharp exchange between president obama and governor mitt romney. on tuesday, the u.s. embassy in cairo condemned the anti-islam movie that apparently sparked a lot of this. romney called that statement disgraceful. then in his own statement tuesday night, he accused the obama administration of sympathizing with the protesters instead of condemning them. yesterday, after the deaths of the four americans were announced, democrats and republicans criticized romney. the gop presidential candidate refused to back down. >> these views were inappropriate. they were the wrong course to take when our embassy has been breached by protesters. >> on wednesday, the president responded forcefully to romney in an interview with steve croft
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of "60 minutes." >> your opponent, governor romney, be used the attack of the u.s. consulate in libya and the embassy in cairo to -- >> one of those is when we've got a direct threat to american personnel who are overseas, it's time to set politics aside. and so, you know, i think that if you look at how most republican s have reacted, most elected officials have reacted responsibly, waiting to find out the facts before they talked, make i making sure our number one priority is the safety and security of american personnel. it appears that governor romney didn't have his facts right. the situation in cairo was one in which an embassy that is
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being threatened by major protests releases a press release saying that the film that had disturbed so many muslims around the world wasn't representative of what americans believe about islam. in an effort to cool the situation down. it didn't come from me or secretary clinton. it came from folks on the ground who are potentially in danger. and my tendency is to cut folks a little bit of slack when they're in that circumstance rather than try to question their judgment from the comfort of a campaign office. and, you know, i do have to say that more broadly we believe in the first amendment. it is one of the hallmarks of our constitution. that i'm sworn to uphold. and so we are always going to
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uphold the right for individuals to speak their mind. on the other hand, this film is not representative of who we are and our values. and i think it's important for us to communicate that. that's never an excuse for violence against americans, which is why my number one priority and my initial statement focused on making sure that not only are americans safe, but that we go after anybody who would attack americans. there's a broader lesson to be learned here. and governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later. and as president one of the things i've learned is that you can't do that. it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you think of the ramifications before you make them. >> do you think it was irresponsible? >> i'll let the american people decide that. we'll focus on the fallout of the middle east attacks the next hour. senator rob portman will join us
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all right. one of the stranger high-speed chases you'll see. these robbery suspects in los angeles started throwing cash out the window of their suv. one witness called it a neighborhood stimulus package. the crowd collecting the cash slowed down police and suspects, too, and they eventually surrenders. welcome back to cbs "this morning." but were popular on the streets. guilty but popular. we heard earlier, robin hood. president obama rejecting mitt romney's criticism of the government's first response to the egypt and libya attack pb with us, rob portman of ohio, helping governor romney prepare for his next debate playing the part of president obama. good morning. >> good morning, how are you? >> many people are saying in
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comment this morning, governor romney may have acted too early and too critical, characterizing it in a negative way when he might have been able to say something positive at that time to support the president, because americans live was at stake. the president characterized it as someone who shoots first and aims second. >> well, first the statement was made the night before we knew about the deaths of those four brave americans in libya. so it was in relationship not to what happened in libya but, of course, what happened in egypt a statement from the u.s. government. the first statement that came out, and it says, at its start, we apologize. i think most americans, charlie works look at that and say, gosh, that's not the appropriate response when your embassy is assaulted, the american flag taken down, and two islamic flags put up over american territory and lives were in jeopardy. so the statement was very clear.
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it just said, the american government ought not to be issues an apology. we ought to be condemning these attacks. i think about it, charlie, if the egyptian government issued such a statement or later the libyan government or the yemeni government, i think the u.s. response would have been, that's inappropriate, that this is not the time to talk about apologies for a video that the american government had nothing to do with, which was first played, as i understand it, back in july, but rather to say that these attacks were inappropriate. certainly not justified, and i think that was the essence of what he was saying. >> senator, as you know, the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo was issued before there wb any attacks. they were issued because there was concern about protests. do you know that? >> no. i was not aware it was issued before there were any attacks. i still think, nora, you know, it implies that somehow the attacks could be justified by, again, a video that the u.s.
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government had nothing to do with, that came out in july and -- >> senator, forgive me, but that is the point of this whole thing. as the president said, the u.s. embassy in cairo issued that initial statement before these protests, and way before the attacks in libya to try and cool things down. there was -- the attacks had not yet occurred. there was no apology that had taken place. >> well, it was an apology for a video, again, that we had nothing to do with. nor if it twhaen video, it might have been another video or photograph that someone had written, someone found offensive. the appropriate response, the assaults, the attacks are inappropriate. certainly we've now seen that reaction from the white house. >> are you suggesting that president obama or as mitt romney suggesting that president obama sympathizes with those who attack our embassies? >> no. what i'm saying is, frankly, what the white house is saying
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now. champion is that that statement was inappropriate. and i think for governor romney having seen that statement to react as he did is the reaction that most americans would have, which is that, at a time when we have this kind of violence against american territory, the thing to do is condemn it. and not to begin by issues an apology, again, about video that had nothing to do with -- >> senator, there was nothing -- there was no condemning the attacks had not occurred. when the attacks occurred, of course the administration came out and condemned that. some of the criticism from -- peggy noonan said sometimes when really bad things happen, when hot things happen, cool words or no words is the way to go. nick burns, the former u.s. ambassador to nato, i know you know well, served under president george w. bush, you worked with as well said, frankly, the charges romney made were not only completely untrue but reckless and irresponsible. mike rogers, republican, chair
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of the house intelligence committee. i'm not exactly sure what governor romney was talking about. he's a republican. saying that governor romney stepped in it. >> again when he was talking about, talking about the context of the assault, when it occurred the night before, what happened in libya, but after the assault on the u.s. embassy in egypt, the first statement the u.s. government should not be making apologies. instead condemning the attacks. a simple statement, nora. i ask you to look what the white house said tab later. they thought that was not the appropriate response. so, you know, i don't think it's all that complicated. i think you saw something that appeared to be inappropriate. because talking about an apology before condemning the attacks and made a statement about it. look, we're americans first. all of us are concerned about what's happening, not just in egypt but now in libya, now in yemen. certainly we send our condolences to the families of these brave american whose lost their lives in libya.
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we need to pull together as a country, but on the other hand when there's a statement issued by the u.s. government that appears to be apologizing and implicitly saying, there must be some reason for this, you know, that concerns us, because what we want to be sure these other governments are saying to their people and that the message is clear is, that in no case are these kinds of attacks appropriate or justified, and so i think that's simply what he was trying to communicate. >> senator portman, thank you for joining us. hope to have you back. we can talk more about the debates going on. also in washington, bring in cbs news political director john dickerson. john, i know you've written a great piece about this, and give for us sort of your take of what occurred, the back and forth between mitt romney and barack obama on this. >> well, one of the challenges for governor romney in rushing in here, it was a high-risk move, and the question is, does breaking the protocol, which is the kind of old political
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tradition that politics stop it's at the water's edge, was breaking with that tradition worth the risk of the potential down side, having republicans come out, not all republicans have said governor romney was wrong, certainly some have, and you mentioned some of the more high profile ones. so he took a gamble here, and that's in, in diplomacy, that's what you do. stick with the niceties of the moment or get your point across? the question is, at the end of the day, are people going to see this as a romney making a point that was so important it needed to be made at this crucial moment when things were unresolved or see this as just a naked political play? >> so when you look tat so far, how would you make a judgment about that? >> well -- >> make a political play or does it look like something else? >> well, given that the white house, as the senator said, the administration camped down on this initial report or this initial release from the cairo embassy, so there was something wrong with the initial release.
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so the substantive matter had already been taken care of by the administration, which leaves just the politics. it looks like governor romney is on the wrong side of it at moment and, again, it's a tricky thing for a challenger in a moment of national crisis. >> it seems to me what they're tr back door to spy on america? john miller shows us why congress is investigating chinese cell phone suppliers trying to get a direct line to american companies. that's next on cbs "this morning." ♪ [ acoustic guitar: slow ]
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it is 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." protesters stormed the u.s. embassy in yemen. just the latest of anti-american mobs. apple unveils what it believes to be the best smartphone ever made. and there is new evidence this morning that alzheimer's is often misdiagnosed. first here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." the u.s. is now dealing with another assault this morning at the embassy in yemen. >> guards, and protesters storm the compound. an elite unit of united states marines are on their way to libya. investigators are already there looking for the people who killed the four americans.
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>> the libyans tell me this was directed by al qaeda. this could not have come out of anger from the libyan people. >> given the equipment, the weaponry, the organization of the people who showed up after the demonstrators with the guns, it is much more likely that it was an organized group. >> are you suggesting that president obama or is mitt romney suggesting that president obama sympathizes with those who attack our embassies? >> at a time when we have this kind of violence against american territory, the thing to do is to condemn it. >> governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first, aim later. >> some alleged bank robbers in l.a. started tossing cash out of the window of their stolen vehicle making it rain all over the world. >> unbelievable. you are the greatest golfer in the world right now i would say. >> a lot of people work really, really hard for their dreams, but it's not meant for everybody. >> that's why you use auto-tune and i don't. >> i want to know who let you on stage. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle
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king and nora o'donnell. the violence spread to yemen this morning. hundreds of protesters stormed the embassy in the capital of sana'a. they got inside the embassy compound but did not go inside the main building. demonstrators set cars and tires on fire and threw rocks into windows of security offices. they tore down the american flag, replacing it with a black banner reading "there is no god but allah." after about 45 minutes, security forces drove the protesters away. so far no casualties are reported. there are also new demonstrations today outside the u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt. in libya, u.s. officials are trying to determine if the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others was planned. two u.s. warships have been dispatched to the libyan coast and a marine unit is beefing up security at the u.s. embassy in tripoli. an fbi team will help with the investigation, and the u.s. consulate in benghazi was destroyed by fire. charlie d'agata visited the embassy today and saw much of the destruction.
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charlie, what was it like inside the consulate? >> reporter: well, nora, the consulate was completedly decimated. and i have to start by saying this is not a heavily fortified compound. it wasn't even really a fortified compound, just a group of buildings on a residential street, iron gates in the front of it. and we were shown the guard shack which is the first building you come to. and that with the vehicles around it had been bombed out completely and then set on fire. you go about 30, 40 yards or so into it, and then the bigger building inside the consulate itself, and there is where the residence is and where the dining room area. and once again, completely gutted. there are two or three other buildings within that compound. again, completely destroyed. and then as you go across an alleyway, you get to an annex. and again, two other buildings were completely gutted. everything had been taken out. things were thrown inside the swimming pool. and i guess what strikes me is
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the sa aassailants were not onl able to gain access with forces putting up a fight in the beginning but they were able to remain there so long and get out of the compound without any of those assailants either being killed or caught. >> charlie d'agata, thank you. many of the protesters targeting embassies in the middle east say they're angry about a movie that they call an attack on islam. in california, an egyptian christian who served jail time for bank fraud says he helped make the film. as bill whitaker reports, the exact origins of the movie, that is still a puzzle. >> i will tomorrow. >> reporter: the trailer for the movie "innocence of muslims" went almost unnoticed on youtube for more than two months from july 1st the day it was uploaded to september 8th when an egyptian talk show host ran clips translated into arabic. the film which mocks the prophet muhammad triggered violence in libya and egypt.
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the reaction to the film was worldwide news, but its making remains shrouded in mystery. the filmmaker claims to be sam bacile, an israeli living in california, but news organizations can find no record of him. there are indications he could be a man of many aliases. >> number one, he's not israeli. number two, his real name is not sam. i don't know his real name. >> reporter: steve kline was a consultant on the film. he describes himself as a christian activist and an outspoken critic of radical islam. he has no regrets about the violence triggered by the film. >> he even had a girlfriend. >> i know, i've heard about this. >> reporter: kline says the film's financial backers are an anonymous group with ties to the middle east. the film itself is amateurish, shot outside l.a. on a very low budget. several actors told cbs news they only saw their scenes. they were horrified and frightened by the end result.
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>> i pray now for the family of the lost, you know, that lost their loved ones. and i'm praying for this to stop. >> reporter: when filmmakers failed to attract hollywood attention, they turned to youtube. they wanted radical islamists to take notice. in that, they succeeded. for "cbs this morning," bill whitaker in los angeles. the attacks in the middle east have now become a flash point in the presidential campaign. jan crawford is in washington. jan, good morning. >> well, good morning, charlie. >> it seems that the romney campaign do not plan to back up on this. >> they are not backing down on this, charlie. obviously, he got a lot of criticism, but today he's getting a lot of support from conservatives. even those who weren't these big supporters of romney in the beginning including "the wall street journal's" editorial page. campaign sources tell me romney is not going to hesitate to draw these kind of sharp contrasts with the president when he sees them. they're going to recognize this is a combative election fight,
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and they are ready for it. they're telling me this isn't romney being desperate. this is romney being aggressive and competitive. and charlie, here's the thing. the president actually backed up romney's underlying point in an interview yesterday with "60 minutes." it's going to air this weekend. the president was on his way to a fund-raiser in las vegas, and he did an interview with steve kroft." and the president told him that romney seems to have this tendency to shoot first and aim later, but then he agreed with romney like they said on that underlying point that the first amendment protected the rights of anti-muslim fund-raiser and the movie, no matter how offensive, was never an excuse for violence. of course that embassy statement has seemed to suggest otherwise, and that's what triggered romney's initial statement, and all of this kind of political firestorm that it set off. >> so they see it as an opportunity, not a mistake. >> oh, absolutely. and charlie, i mean, yesterday when i was talking to the campaign sources and again this morning checking in with them, they believe that they have got
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to continue to draw a sharp contrast with the president. they know this is going to be a tough fight. romney's been criticized by some even from some of his supporters for what they see as running a timid campaign. they're saying he's kind of pulling his punches, but the campaign says that is not going to happen. they've been waiting till after the convention. and this is going to be a tough fight. and as i said, i mean, they are ready for it. >> thank you, jan. new figures show the median income of american households fell last year to its lowest level since 1995. according to the census bureau, median income adjusted for inflation dropped to $50,000 in 2011. median income means that half of american households earn more and half earn less. the new smartphone was unveiled on wednesday. brian cooley is the cnet editor at large with us now. brian, should we all plan to run to the stores next week? >> you know, it's funny. yesterday was kind of the hype event. everyone's looking for the most amazing new thing ever.
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and the iphone evolved. it was not a revolutionary new phone. so there's a little bit of a letdown in some corners around that. but i would point out that when consumers, the same ones who are perhaps disappointed yesterday, go out to spend their own money when their contract is up next, they look for a different set of attributes which i think apple did deliver on. serious improvement even though they weren't real flashy. >> so what about the new ipad? any information as to when they may come forward with that? >> charlie, we had a very slight expectation that we might see the new ipad yesterday. and obviously, we did and that wasn't a big letdown or a left turn. we would expect it perhaps in october. apple has pressure now to release something smaller and more affordable. the ipad is still a very expensive date, 500 bucks and up, just not in the realm for a lot of people, certainly in this economy but at any point. this is where a less expensive device i think is going to be almost certainly coming from them. and not just cheaper, more portable. these seven-inch tablets, a lot
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of folks are finding you can put them in any pocket you've got. the ipad is a commitment to carry something that big. so i think we have a smaller one on the way. >> brian, one question. back to the iphone for just a second. i saw a story in the news, they said maybe this will even help the economy. do you see that this could probably break sales records this time? because a lot of people are on the fence about whether to go out and get it. >> you know, here's what's really happening is the iphone is going to possibly be the biggest iphone apple's ever had. not so much because it was such an amazing increment yesterday. it was a nice solid improvement. but because apple is building into an increasing smartphone market around the world. we're only at about maybe 40% of cell phone carriers globally have a smartphone. that's a lot of conversion headroom to get those folks to get rid of their flip phone and buy a smartphone. that's really a lot of running room for apple and the android phone and also some burgeoning microsoft windows phones. so i don't know that apple's going to have a huge mission increase, but there's a lot of
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ties that will float all boats. >> always good to see you. thank you, sir. there's going to be a new item next week on the mcdonald's menu, mccalories. starting monday, the fast food giant will post the calorie count for all items on menu boards throughout the united states. in cities like new york and philadelphia, posting that calorie information is already required. obama's health care law would require all chains to require requires but the timetable is still being worked
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there's a new study that says doctors are often wrong with weather they diagnose alzheimer's disease, and the actual medical problem may be treatable. we'll ask a top alzheimer's specialist about that when "cbs this morning" continues. we'll be right back. tinues. we'll be right back. i'm bonnie, and this is my cvs. i don't have time for the flu. that's why i'm knocking things off my to-do list. vitamin d, done! hand sanitizer, done! hey, eric! i'm here for my flu shot. sorry, didn't make an appointment. well, you don't need one. whether it's flu shots or prescriptions, we continue to accept express scripts and medco plans.
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in this morning's "healthwatch," misdiagnosing alzheimer alzheimer's, the disease affects more than 5 million americans. a recent study found up to 30% of patients diagnosed with alzheimer's did not, did not, really have it. >> doctor murali dori swamy is with us, a specialist at duke university medical center. nice to see you, doctor, and welcome. >> thank you. >> when you hear the statistics, 30%, sounds like alzheimer's is easy to misdiagnose. true? >> absolutely. not just family doctors who misdiagnose.
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even experts can. i'm concern experts misdiagnosed it. >> why do you -- >> why did it happen? >> more than 100 conditions that can mimic alzheimer's and we don't have the a good way to look inside the brain. so the definitive gold standard diagnosis oflzheimer's is autopsy. recently, a new phet scan came out to image the plaque that builds up. unfortunately, it's not yet widely available and not yet reimbursable. hopefully things will change and that scan will make the diagnosis a lot more accurate. >> so it mimics other things apparently, like -- >> there's more than 100 conditions. the common conditions that can mimic alzheimer's are things such as strokes. small silent strokes. these are not strokes that people are aware of that's caused paralysis, speech or limb paralysis, tine e strokes that occur just in the memory sent of the brain. you don't know you had a stroke. what we call slet strokes.
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depression, thyroid deficiencies and chronic alcoholism. >> there is research going on in alzheimer's. where is it leading, beyond the idea of diagnosis? >> the key is, if you can make an accurate diagnosis, an early, accurate diagnosis, we want to intervene before a lot of brain damage already sets in. >> what can you do to intervene? >> there are two types of drugs that are in development to attack what's called the plaque sen it tangles that build up in the brain. the two things that attack the brain in alzheimer's. still in clinical trials with these drug, promise but setbacks. i think we have reason to be cautiously optimistic. >> within a short term or a longer term? >> in the next five years we'll see some breakthroughs coming out. in the short-term, four symptomatic treatments already on the market that can provide symptomatic cognitive relief. that means, you take it, it's & not a cure but can perhaps slow
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the cognitive losses. >> we're making dramatic progress in terms of invasive treatment of the bryant. are we? >> yes and no. there is a tech knoll that's coming out called deep brain stimulation where there are certain memory centers deep in the brain that doctors hope to implant a pacemaker to actually stimulate and see if they can bring back lost memories. it's still in the experimental phase. >> nice to see you, doctor. >> thank you. kate middleton made a speech in malaysia. first time outside of britain. how did she do? we'll tell you next on cbs "this morning." "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by bayer aspirin. take charge of your heart health. my brother doesn't look like a heart attack patient. i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i'm a fighter and now i don't have that fear. i'm a fighter are a sizzling deal, starting at 6 bucks. try our new lunch-size chicken fajitas,
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good morning. in the headlines a funeral procession is happening right now for the chp officer. and that the vote or the funeral be held during us with the latest. hundreds of people arriving here the mission church and back the boat live pictures right now of some of the rivals officers coming from all of this date for this tomorrow that is set to start it 10:00 this morning this 37 year-old hospital kill the officer told last week as he pulled over man and use taken off life-support last wednesday. here are pictures of the inside of the church which will be packed this morning.
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he survived by his wife to sons and daughters he did and with the chp for seven years with live coverage of the memorial service at cbs san francisco dot com. traffic and weather coming up. off greatcoat good morning.
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between 25th and mariposa and won a one back to an area as well towards downtown is accident possibly blocking lanes into walnut creek southbound 680 and up to to enter blocked earlier and not traffic remains heavy to the san ramon valley. a quick look at the bay bridge to the meeting in life as been on 630 this morning stacked up almost to the macarthur maize 20 minutes on to the stand. the coast is not clear. another camera and stockton at the beach but to show a deck of fog compared to this inland but the abundance of sunshine currently there temperatures in the '50s and '60s and that today highest anywhere from 59 and pacifica and 95 inland. ,,,,,,,,
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today. >> are you ready for this? >> america's doctor is on the talk. watch closely. who was that mass streak jer a naked man. police, florida police are trying to gelt to the bottom of this. the man wearing only a spider-man mask ran across the field at seminole's high school's homecoming last friday. he dodged police and managed to escape in an awaiting getaway car. gayle? you've seen that before, right? >> he did not look familiar. you recognize him? don't know that guy. >> i didn't get a close enough
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look. welcome back to cbs "this morning." thapts the reason. prince william and his wife on stop number two of their tour. much of the attention on kate but for a different reason than usual. >> seth doane reports on the royal visit to kuala lumpur, malaysia. >> reporter: kate's first overseas speech. whether it's talk about her wardrobe -- talk are pregnancy rumors -- or the talk of how she's handling the royal spotlight, about the duchess of cambridge, but we hardly heard kate talk much at all. today the duchess selected this hospice in malaysia to give her first overseas speech. >> this is a very special place, and so much is already being achieved. it has been wonderful meeting the patients, families and all
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the staff here. two-minute address narrowly focused on her charitable works with heavy on plentries and at times almost timid. she showed she's still finding herself at a public speaker representing queen and country. >> -- with the support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life-changing. >> reporter: for kate, whose life changed from royal commoner to royal duchess and international diplomat, life at the lectern is relatively new. in november of 2011, barely six months after they were married, a reporter's question about famine in africa left her flustered. >> i'm struggling, and a huge amount still has to happen with hundreds of children still malnourished at the moment. regard few months later at her
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first solo public event at the national portrait gallery, she did not speak publicly at all, but public interest only intensified. in march, kate gave her first public speech, which was also at a children's hospice, and less than three minutes in length. >> i'm really sorry that william's not here today. he would love it here. >> reporter: today's speech overshadowed much of the rest of the day's activities for the royal couple. they started the morning at a war memorial for british soldiers in singapore. then it was on to malaysia with lunch with the prime minister and a tour of the hospice before her big speech. kate appears to be getting more comfortable, but today's speech was a safe one and showed she's not taking many risks as the entire world watches on. today she discussed an issue quite close to her. 240e ma though many may have paid more attention to how she performed than what she actually said.
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for cbs "this morning," seth doane, kuala lumpur. >> can you imagine the pressure she must feel, nora, really? >> that's what i thought. an enormous amount 6 pressure. clearly very lovely and focusing on children's issues. >> i think when you talk about the children, you can never go wrong. >> right. that's right. >> gets an a-plus-plus from me. a decade ago, a young willed oh with three kids decided to channel her grief into something vb pop. talking about caring about children. this morning we meet deborah, determined to change this co ,,,,,,,,,,
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big, big congratulations to or friend david letterman. one of this year's kennedy center honorees. go, dave pchb announced yesterday. the others oscar winner dustin
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hoffman, the rock group led zeppelin, musician buddy guy and ballerina natalya. the 35th annual kennedy centers honors broadcast on cbs on wednesday, december 26th. i'm so happy today. >> for all of us. >> you're right. for all of us. >> i have an infinity for dave. >> secretary of state come, everybody shows up in washington. >> and honoring arts and important people in arts. >> indeed. for lifetime achievement. deborah kenny, has achievement. widely regarded as one of the leaders in american education. the founder of harlem academy, harlem village academy. a network of charter public schools leer in new york city. >> kenny told a story for passion and better education and she joins us this morning. her book called "born to rise." you say education starts with teacher, rock star good teachers in chicago you know they're having a huge problem wib a
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teachers' strike. can we get your thoughts on that before we talk about your book? >> sure. i think everybody understands that the strike over there is bad for children. what i don't hear anybody talking about is it's actually bad for teachers. the teachers union there, they are not serving the interests of the majority of good teachers. they're trying to protect the bottom, whether it's 10% or 20%, and what they're doing is really hurting the majority of teachers who want to be treated as professionals. and the essence of being treated as a professional is being given freedom and held accountable, and so they're undermining, i think, the best interests of teachers as well as children. having said that, the idea of evaluating teachers by a mathematical formula based on test scores i think is something that's, you know, a platform, really essential to the platform of education reform and i disagree with that. yeah. >> so how should teachers be
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evaluated? >> just the same way that any other professional is evaluated. their supervisor looks at all the data, analyzes it with their expertise, takes that into account as well as their own evaluation of the person, and that's really the only way that you can effectively evaluate a teacher. this concept that there's an objective way, and that a mathematical formula, that a state government can create with essentially an evaluation bureaucracy is bs guided and going to take us in the wrong direction and we're going to end up not attracting the best people. good people don't want to be evaluated by a bureaucracy or a mathematical equation. >> do you believe this is bad for the teachers association? >> i believe that if the unions continue to fight the kind of fights that they're fighting now, then they are undermining public education. they are against accountability and against the kinds of things that would uplift their own
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profession. >> tell us what you're doing in some of your schools. so many business leaders and politicians, i think it was said at one of the conventions, if you want to be pro-business, you have to be pro-education. the consensus among some of the top intellectuals in both parties we've got to focus on education and educating our kids for the be joss that we have here in this country. what are you doing in your schools? >> one of the things i noticed recently is that educators and educational experts are being left out of that national dialogue on education reform. so you're right. the politicians, and the media, and business leaders, but i think about, for example, the late great ted sizer, one of the greatest educators in our country. i don't hear the voice of the educational experts in these dialogues. >> i want people to get a sense of you, deborah kenny. what you've done is amazing. a young widow. your husband passed away from
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leukemia. three little kids. decided a decided you wanted to take your life's saving and open a sdmool harlem. your friends thought you were crazy? >> right. nobody agreed with the idea that i should not have a steady job and somehow just go start something from scratch, and at the time, there were no resources, there was no support. you know, it was -- it was like bare open territory, and they all said to me, you're crazy. >> but your passion came from where? that's the thing that i want people to understand. it came from where? >> i think that anyone who's ever had a deep loss understands that you can barely lift yourself up, and at least for me the idea of helping other people and other mothers or children who had it even rougher was really the only thing that could get me up out of that, you know, at that moment. >> out of that space. and your own three children? did you feel guilty about that? because you had three children to raise. what about their education?
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>> i was torn at many points, because if i had stayed with a steady income and a steady job, i could have put my own children in an elite, private school. instead, jumping into a nonprofit world, i was very torn about wanting the best for my kids but thinking about what about everybody else's kids? it was a tough decision to make. >> it the result today in looking at charter schools a mixed record, or is it something else? >> i think that the charter movement has proven that this idea that poverty is destiny, you know, that, these kids can't be educated because of their circumstance, one of the things that charter movements has done, is it's shown the world that actually teachers can accomplish incredible things for kids. >> charter schools, do they do better than public school students? >> you know, i'm not sure. i don't know the studies inside and out, but what i do know is that i have visited hundreds of schools where time and again it
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is proven right before your eyes that actually if you are a passionate teacher who is given the right support, these schools can completely transform the lives of these children. one example. a young man whose brother was a drug dealer and father was absent from his life, he started our school in fifth grade. he had a really hard time for two years. we wouldn't give up. he was in detention all the time. when he graduated eight years later, he came over and he said to if it weren't for this school, i would have been on the street. >> harlem academy, thousands of examples of that. congratulations to you. >> the results are impressive. >> thank you, deborah kenny. the book is called "born to rise." lee child traded tv for books after 17 novels it looks like he made the right decision. this morning the best-selling author will tell us about his latest new thriller. and tomorrow, richard gere
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jack reacher i jack reacher is a vigilante who lives by his own rules. the character is 6'5", 250 pouc pounds in "a wanted man." >> he sold millions of books. good morning. >> good morning. >> so tom cruise is going to -- i am interested in the book.
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>> didn't know tom cruise is 6'5". >> no, i didn't. >> it's always tense when you move a character from the book to the screen. always tense. i get that completely. but thing is that cruise is a fantastic jack reacher. how? i don't know. he's an actor, you know? that's what they do. >> then help us understand what jack reacher is because jack reacher has been enormously successful for readers. >> yeah, he is. in the front story he is an ex-military cop. he's lived his entire life in the military. now he's out, a civilian. he's wandering america, looking at the things he's never had time to see before. trying to stay out of trouble, constantly getting into trouble, fixing problems and moving on. which gives you a kind of clue. he's that very ancient hero. mysterious loner. he shows up in the nick of time, solves problems, moves on.
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we have seen hundred in the westerners and the scandinavian side. >> he always does the right thing. says something about you. >> well, i like to always do the right thing. i think all of us would. i think we'd love to do the right thing. and writing a book, you can -- you live out your wishes, wish fulfillment. you can say your own life you haven't done 100%, but in the book, absolutely, the guy will do the right thing. the people want a person to do that but they want to be that person doing that and i think that's why he's a popular character. >> tom cruise was shooting the movie. didn't you get a part in the movie? >> yeah, the alfred hitchcock thing, i really wanted it, but i wasn't uncool enough to ask for it. but they call and said do you want to this particular scene? >> there you are. >> it was a lot of fun. it was -- i think the fun of doing the movie, i was writing a wanted man the whole time they were shooting the movie. i think the energy and the fun i
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was getting from the movie side shows up in the book. i mean this book is fast and pacy. a lot of energy in this book. i think it's connected. >> how did it come about the movie with cruise? did he want it or the production company looking for the right man and he was the right man? >> he was involved from the start, yeah. my approach is to be cautious who i sell it to because that's the only control that you really get. right at the very beginning sell it to the people that you respect. his company and paramount, they had great plans an great ideas. this idea that readers and hollywood are at odds is not true in this case because in this case, hollywood are the readers. they're huge reach of fans and they're just as defensive of the character as i am or any reader is. so that's why it was a happy experience. that's why the movie is as good as it was. >> how is it on the set? i think it happened when he was going through the divorce was announced at the time when he was shooting. things okay on the set?
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>> yeah, it was well into post production at that time. he's a very professional person. >> i'm surprised neither of my co-workers had mentioned this before. you know what i'm going to say. >> i don't. >> he has been quoted as saying that women are smarter and can be tougher than men. >> i really believe that, yeah. >> you're a genius. >> genius man. >> richard is popular with women because that's what he thinks. >> i actually think that too. >> all my friends are women. all my associates are women. when i sit down to write a book, i'm spending six months with a made-up woman. you can bet she'll be pretty impressive. >> speaking of women, it's your wife who grave you the name -- who gave you the idea for jack reacher. the name.
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>> yeah. i'm terrible at names. that's the one thing i'm bad at. so i have a struggle coming up with names for the characters even the main character. i knew -- i started writing the book and we were in a supermarket. and my wife said, you know, every time i'm in the supermarket a little old lady asks me to reach from the top shelf. if this writing thing doesn't work out, you can be a reacher in the super market. i thought, a great name. >> writing is not your first profession. >> no, it was the other guy at the end of the earpieces. i have loved it, until one day my boss said something to that made it impossible for me to continue. he said you're fired. and so ten this was a question -- >> that's the best thing that ever happened to you. >> it was heavily disguised at the time, but it was. because 40 is kind of a bad age to be fired and a good age because you have enough behind you, you have enough ahead of you. >> a bunch of people in the control room are thinking maybe i can be you.
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>> go for it, man. write a book. >> because at the time you weren't lee child, you were jim grant. you decided to change my name, i'm going to change my profession. first thing you did you went out and bought paper and pencils. >> that's right. i've still got the original pencil worn down to a little stub. it was flown from new york to london for a british magazine to photograph the pencil. you know, that pencil has a lot of mileage on it. >> interesting. >> would you ever go beyond jack reacher? >> no, i'm the guy who writes jack reacher. i'm a man of familiarity in the market is important. i don't want to be writing something else. >> jack reacher has been very good to you. >> that's right. >> if it ain't broke, don't fix it. >> thank you, lee. >> i can't wait to see the movie. "a wanted man" is on sale. that does it for us. your local news is up next. see you tomorrow morning on "cb,
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good morning. in the headlines a few of procession is underway right now for the chp officer. cbs 5 reporter is in vacaville with more on the funeral that's about to get under way. we just got the program for the memorial here a mission church and it says that the officers sun is going to speak as well as some of his brothers. dozens of officers from all over the state and even around the country has been coming in this morning for this service set to start at 10:00. the 37 year-old officer was killed last week after being shot by a driver he was taken off life-support wednesday after he donated eight organs.
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the church will be packed today he survived by his wife and children. if you don't want to come out here to vacaville will stream the entire service live at cbs san francisco dot com. at the weather and traffic coming up.
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good morning. she mentioned a funeral procession for the officer at right now on its way they left st. helena and 730 this morning we heard their traveling on eastbound 80 right now headed toward vacaville and a funeral begins at 10:00 this morning at the mission church. expect heavy traffic and delays. chp is in the area during traffic control. that's a check of the traffic. mcauliffe mount diablo take a look at the sunshine will currently 66 degrees and in the mid-50s in san francisco where the skies are clearing. later today sunshine and upper 50s to the coast and mid-90s inland.
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